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Want your Tesla Model S to stand out even more? Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance has released a Tesla Model S specific set of wheels. Announced today,the UP-01 wheel upgrade package has been co-developed and produced by world renowned wheel manufacturer BBS. “The long term vision for Unplugged Performance is to fill the role as the […]

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A consortium led by Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car. Prodrive said the converter controls power flow between multiple energy sources and has been able to achieve a class leading efficiency of 98.7 percent, while increasing power density and reducing the size and weight of the converter […]

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Jaguar Land Rover is launching a new family of engines, one that will be made in diesel and gasoline versions, as well as eventually linked to a hybrid system. Known as Ingenium, the new family of diesel and gasoline engines designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are said by the company to […]

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Eco Science Solutions, Inc. said it is continuing tests of its fuel-saving and emissions-improving EcoFlora Spark Plug and is preparing for its next stage of testing. The goals of its testing to date in the United States and Canada were to ensure that the EcoFlora plug would run properly and without issue in various types […]

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Continental has upgraded its Conti.eContact tire, originally launched in 2011 with electric vehicles in mind, and refined it to meet the needs of hybrid models. Continental’s in-house studies point to a growing market for hybrids in the future, which could account for as much as eight percent by 2020. With this in mind, Continental said […]

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Two U.S. retail giants have found a unique way to make cars parts in a more sustainable way: Ford and Heinz. It might seem that tomatoes and cars have nothing in common, aside form the ketchup stains left by your kids. But researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company see the possibility of […]

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Chrysler opted to build its nine speed transmissions in Indiana, opening the Tipton plant for full production. After sitting idle for years at the corner of US 31 and State Road 28 in Tipton County, Ind., Chrysler Group’s Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne officially dedicated the Company’s new Tipton Transmission Plant and celebrated the production […]

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General Motors announced it began construction yesterday of a facility for race engine design and development, as well as an electric motor laboratory and gear center. GM said its continued investment in motorsports comes from the time-tested belief that racing is the ultimate proving ground for much of the technology that applies to the vehicles […]

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Nissan’s Smart Rearview Mirror has been recognized for the anticipated positive effect it may have on roadways. The Smart Rearview Mirror will be commercialized by Nissan in Japan later this year. At the New York International Auto Show last week, the World Traffic Safety Symposium named the Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror a 2014 Traffic Safety […]

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University of Michigan’s student-run Michigan Hybrid Racing team scored an extra sponsorship from SANLUIS Rassini. SANLUIS Rassini describes itself as a leading and preferred automotive supplier of suspension and brake components in North America and Brazil. As part of SANLUIS Rassini’s ongoing collaboration for automotive research and development, the company said it has made a […]

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